Title: Burnt Evidence Summary: An unfaithful wife is going to leave her husband, a failing carpenter, but he finds out about her lover and a murder takes place. Police try to identify whether the burned body is her husband or her lover. Directed by: Daniel Birt Actors: Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont, Donald Gray Production Company: Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.) Release Date: 1954 (UK) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
An unfaithful wife is going to leave her husband, a failing carpenter, but he finds out about her lover and a murder takes place. Police try to identify whether the burned body is her husband or her lover.
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Or "Who Died In That Fire?"
A melodramatic murder mystery in which there are only two possible answers, The film is played out as the efforts of the police to find out who is dead and how it came about. Jane Hylton and Duncan Lamont are both good as the unlikely married couple at the center of the tragedy. Unlikely because she is charming, stylish and seemingly sophisticated and he is a decent, working class bloke, whose sense of self is caught up with controlling his own destiny, and not working for others. He is a self-employed carpenter, who is not smart enough or hard enough to collect from the poor folk who insist they have no money. Yet, he does the work all the same and now he has no money. Needless to say this puts a strain on the relationship and Hylton falls in love with Lamont's war buddy and friend, successful Donald Gray. There is a confrontation between the two men, a shot rings out and an all-consuming fire ensues; one man is found burnt beyond recognition. What happened? Worth the short 61 minute viewing time to find out.